NatWest have donated £5,000 to the Greater Manchester Flood Recovery Appeal to help people and businesses in Manchester impacted by recent flooding.
The Greater Manchester Flood Recovery Appeal, set up in the wake of the extreme weather experienced recently, is one of five appeals to be given a share of a special charity fund set up by the bank. Donations were also made to: York Flood Appeal, Lancashire Flood Recovery Fund Public Appeal, Calderdale Flood Relief Fund and Cumbrian Flood Appeal.
The Greater Manchester Flood Recovery Appeal was set up as part of the Greater Manchester Disaster Relief Fund which is governed and managed by Forever Manchester working closely with the Greater Manchester Civil Contingencies and Resilience Unit.
NatWest is donating a total of £25,000 to five charities which are leading efforts to support those affected. The bank has also been supporting customers and businesses across the Greater Manchester region with staff donating their time to support local organisations through volunteer work and fundraising.
Richard Topliss, Chairman of the North Region Board, said: “During the last few weeks, I have been moved and impressed by the unstinting efforts of our teams in the flood-affected areas to support their local communities.
“I could not be more proud of their dedication and commitment to helping our customers and communities, even in times of personal adversity. They have been an inspiration for us all.
“We are delighted to support the Greater Manchester Flood Recovery Appeal in its efforts to help and aid those impacted by the floods. And I thank all our staff who have dedicated their time to those in need.”
Every penny raised so far has been released to local authorities in Bolton, Bury Manchester, Rochdale, Salford and Wigan to distribute to those affected by the floods.
The Greater Manchester Flood Recovery Appeal remains open for further donations to help us achieve our £50,000 target.